Lessons in Renovation and Adaptive Reuse

Explore solutions for improving acoustics, bringing daylight deeper into the floorplate, and improving energy performance with interior and exterior products.

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previous live event.

By: Jeanie Fitzgerald Pitts 
Sponsored by: Maxxon
Credits: 1.0 AIA LU/HSW

Renovations in the US are at an all-time high. See the solutions helping architects make these existing buildings better for occupants and the environment.

Learning Objectives

After reading this article, you should be able to: 

  • Explore the sound isolation considerations for a renovation so that the repurposed space will provide good acoustics. 
  • Describe a few of the ways that architects have brought daylight deeper into a building during renovations. 
  • Describe the strategies applied to balance the historical significance of a building, while modernizing it to achieve high levels of energy efficiency, water conservation, and carbon neutrality. 
  • Consider the latest trends and technologies available to renovate existing building stock into places that are healthy, sound-managing, and energy efficient.

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Photo credit: © Jason O’Rear

Not Enrolled

Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • 1 Quiz
  • Course Certificate
  • AIA

    Credits: 1 LU/HSW

    Instructional Delivery Method: On-Demand: Print/Other

    Prerequisites: None

    Program Level: Basic

    Advance learner preparation: N/A

    AIA CES program approval expiration date: 08/17/2026


    AIA CES Provider statement: Endeavor Business Media is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number 10084542. All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES (cessupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3). This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product. AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.





    This CEU is registered with the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) for continuing education credits.